Speculation linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from Real Madrid has intensified today, with the 32-year-old ‘desperate’ for a January transfer.
Ronaldo has reportedly become disillusioned with life at Real Madrid, after being investigated for tax evasion last summer and seeing his relationship with Los Blancos president Florentino Perez deteriorate.
The 32-year-old has long expressed his admiration for former club Manchester United, who are considered favourites ahead of Chelsea and PSG to sign the star should Real acquiesce to Cristiano’s recent request to have the price of his buy-out clause reduced from a symbolic €1 billion to a figure in the region of €100 million.
Real reportedly willing to sell up
Despite closing out 2017 with further individual awards, including the European Sportsperson of the Year and Globe Soccer Best Player of the Year, Ronaldo has had a relatively torrid time in La Liga this season, with Real currently sitting fourth in the table; 14 points behind runaway leaders and long-time rivals Barcelona.
And, according to Diario Gol, Real may be sensationally prepared to let Ronaldo walk should they receive any suitable offers over the next few weeks.